STRADIVARIUS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
July 7-8, 7:00 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Concerts featuring the youth category grand prize winner Mindy Chen with the Salt Lake Symphony on July 7 and Jenny Oaks Baker on July 8. For more information contact the School of Music at (801) 581-6762 or check out the Stradivarius Competition online.
RED BUTTE GARDEN CONCERT SERIES
Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 7, 7:30 p.m. – Joan Baez with Guy Clark
Sunday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. – Brandi Carlile with Katie Herzig
Tuesday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. – Barenaked Ladies with Kris Allen
Wednesday, July 14, 7:00 p.m. – Lyle Lovett (sold out)
Sunday, July 25, 7:00 p.m. – Rhythm Devils featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams
Sunday, Aug. 1, 7:00 p.m. – Mary Chapin Carpenter
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. – Natalie Merchant
Sunday, Aug. 8, 7:00 p.m. – Allen Toussaint with Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. – Chris Isaak
Sunday, Aug. 15, 7:00 p.m. – The Swell Season
Thursday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. – John Prine
Friday, Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m. – Norah Jones (sold out)
Sunday, Aug. 22, 7:00 p.m. A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
For more information visit Red Butte Garden or contact Bryn Ramjoue at (801) 585-0556.
David Meikle, Evening Light, 2003, oil on canvas, private collection.
PAINTING UTAH’S MOUNT OLYMPUS
July 8 – Nov. 14
Mount Olympus is not the tallest mountain in the Wasatch Range, but anyone who has seen it will agree with the early pioneers who bestowed it with the Greek name for “the home of the gods.” For the past 150 years, some of Utah’s most talented artists, including Lee Greene Richards, Gilbert Munger, Edwin Deaken, Anton Rasmussen, David Meikle, and others, have attempted to do justice to this silent sentinel. Through their work, the home of the gods is immortalized in this exhibition, Painting Utah’s Mount Olympus. For more information visit the Utah Museum of Fine Arts or call (801) 581-7332.
COMMUNITY FORUM MEETING
Thursday, July 8; 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
540 Arapeen Drive (second floor conference room) in Research Park
Agenda items include updates on the following: the Utah Museum of Natural History and how they are managing the trails that run through the construction site of their new museum; the resurfacing and restriping of University Street; the Red Butte Canyon oil spill; and Pioneer Theatre’s new use of University House. The meeting is open to all. For more information, contact Ann Floor or call (801) 585-3595.
RED BUTTE GARDEN FAMILY NIGHT
Red Butte Garden
Monday, July 12 – Hawaiian Cultural Center Music & Dance
Monday, July 19 – Khemera Dance, Vietnamese Music, Cambodia Dance
Monday, July 26 – Salt Lake Capoeira
Monday, Aug. 2 – German Chorus Harmonie
Monday, Aug. 9 – Bollywood
Bring your family to Red Butte Garden and enjoy cool summer evenings filled with kid-friendly entertainment, crafts and activities. The 45-minute performances run twice and start at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. For more information visit Red Butte Garden or contact Bryn Ramjoue at (801) 585-0556.
UNP PARTNERS IN THE PARK
Various parks located in Salt Lake City’s westside neighborhoods
Tuesday, July 13, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sherwood Park, 400 S. 1500 W.
Tuesday, July 20, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Westpoint Park, 1100 N. 2000 W.
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Riverside Park: 739 N. 1400 W.
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Constitution Park: 300 N. 1300 W.
This summer program brings together the University community members and west side residents for a casual dinner, games, and other activities. Partners in the Park acquaints west side residents with the University of Utah — its academic cultural, and research opportunities. For more information contact Andrea Page at (801-972-3596 or visit their website.
Las Artes de México Artful Afternoon
Saturday, July 17, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
It’s a party at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the whole family is invited. Enjoy music and dance performances, prizes, games, movies, art making, and other fun activities inspired by Mexican art and culture. More information is available online or by contacting Shelbey Peterson at (801) 581-7332.
RED BUTTE GARDEN FREE DAY
Saturday, July 24
Red Butte Garden
Come celebrate the 24th of July at Red Butte Garden, for free! For more information visit Red Butte Garden or contact Bryn Ramjoue at (801) 585-0556.
UMNH FREE FAMILY MONDAY
Monday, Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Utah Museum of Natural History
On the first Monday of every month, the Museum stays open until 8:00 p.m. and offers free admission. Free Family Mondays are a “thank you” to Salt Lake County voters for support of the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Fund. For more information visit the Utah Museum of Natural History or contact Scott Pettett at (801) 581-6927.